VIDEO 0:30

Harriet Tubman's Remarkable Second Act

"I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all here.”

Few women have national park sites dedicated to them. Harriet Tubman has two. Explore the landscapes of her life at the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York. Discover her early years and journey to freedom at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

From escaping a life of slavery at 27 to guiding others to new lives of freedom, Harriet Tubman’s epic story is an enduring legacy. Join MC Lyte, one of hip-hop’s pioneers and champion of our national parks, as she explores the national parks that commemorate Harriet Tubman’s life.

After masterminding hundreds of rescue missions, Harriet settled in Auburn, NY, where she lived out her last fifty years, and continued to devote herself to fighting for human rights and dignity until she died in 1913. Cared for by The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc., Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York explores the legacy of this diminutive woman who was large in spirit, guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom and community.

Tubman’s story is a reminder that civil rights can be fragile, but a single person who takes personal action to fight for those rights can make a difference for humanity.

This inspiring video, produced by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, invites you to discover more about Harriet Tubman and #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque to stand where Harriet stood.

Woman holding a camera walking in a field
Share Your Park Experience

Finding Your Park is just half the fun. You can share your stories, images, and videos of your park and inspire so many more people to find their park.